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W.S. Stockwell

W.S. Stockwell

Federal (USV)

Sergeant

William Seward Stockwell

(1839 - 1921)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 57th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted at Utica, NY on 7 October 1861 and mustered as Private, Company B, 57th New York Infantry on 12 October. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 3 October to 13 February 1863, when he returned to duty. He was again wounded, in the ankle at Chancellorsville, VA on 4 May 1863, and his leg was amputated. He was discharged for disability at Point Lookout, MD on 24 August 1863.

After the War

He was married and living in St. Louis by 1872, and was an attorney. His veteran's pension was raised to $50 per month in 1919.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Hospital and wound details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph kindly provided by Joseph Maghe from his collection.

Birth

03/02/1839; Utica, NY

Death

03/17/1921 St. Louis, MO; burial in Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, MO

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 26 (for 1900), pg. 127  [AotW citation 7812]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #383  [AotW citation 21232]